The developers of Dogecoin (DOGE) have denied rumors that the network is immediately switching to proof-of-stake (PoS), saying that they are merely planning to release a proposal on the topic. The repudiation came on Dec. 29, from the Twitter account of Michi Lumin, principal engineer for the Dogecoin Foundation.
More info for ya. Influencers, even if they have millions of views and followers, even if they speak with authority, do not actually have the inside scoop on what’s going on with #dogecoin. Just because one says a validation method is changing, doesn’t mean it is.
— Michi Lumin (@michilumin) December 29, 2022
Lumin stated that the Dogecoin Foundation does not have the power to upgrade the network without the consent of validators, explaining:
“It is not possible for, nor is it planned for, an individual, organization, or body to ‘move’ or ‘shift’ or ‘change’ #dogecoin to PoS. All that can be done is: it can be outlined, perhaps coded, and given to the community (and validators) to decide to take up or not […] the repeated sensationalist (to get views/follows) refrain of people saying that #dogecoin ‘is moving to PoS’ is ridiculous, and absolutely not how it works or can work. It will not and can not be done by edict, or force…”
The denial comes after the Rabid Mining YouTube channel published a video on Dec. 28 titled “What if Dogecoin Moves to PoS?” It was shared on Twitter and Reddit with the comment, “DOGECOIN’s Merge To POS Will Kill Scrypt Miners profits by over 60%.”
DOGECOIN Wants To Merge To POS This Will Kill Scrypt miners Profits By Over 60% https://t.co/XRZRi7GT3f@dogecoin #doge #asicmining #crypto #cryptos #cryptomining #passiveincome #bitmain #cryptonews #Dogecoin #Vitalik
— Rabid Mining (@MiningRabid) December 28, 2022
The video did not say that the Dogecoin team could change the network by “force.” However, it mentioned that “it looks like the Dogecoin Foundation actually has Vitalik on the board as an advisor, and they have it stated that they’re gonna move to proof-of-stake.” The video cautioned miners not to invest in scrypt miners because…